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I received a beautiful card from a fellow demonstrator in a recent Christmas card swap, and I decided to have a go at creating it myself, particularly the stunning birch background which looks for all the world as if it is three-dimensional. I am so pleased with the result – it REALLY looks like woodgrain!

The birch background stamp is so minimal, but creates such a striking effect, especially when you use the Stamparatus to stamp it twice with different ink colours (I used Gray Granite and White). I stamped first in white, then cleaned the stamp, moved my cardstock up a fraction of an inch, and stamped again in gray.

The Nature’s Beauty stamp set makes a great companion for the Birch stamp. Featuring detailed imagery of woodland creatures, this stamp set is terrific not just for the holidays but for year-round projects such as birthdays, thank yous, and other occasions. You can colour the stamped images or leave them blank as I have done here. Best of all, Stampin’ Up! is donating $4 from every Nature’s Beauty sale to mental health organizations around the world. Here in Canada, the funds are going to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.

Have you made any projects with either of these stamps? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do block stamping, a really simple and effective technique to add interest to your card.

Cardstock measurements used:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock frame: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

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Have you done block stamping before? Share a photo of your project in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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The “chevron technique” is a great way to show off BOTH sides of our beautiful designer series paper. You can create some really neat effects on your card!

Cut several strips of DSP measuring 1 x 2.5″.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use your bone folder to fold the corners as shown. Notice that there are two different ways to fold the strips (top row vs. bottom row); you will need some of each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lay out your strips on the card so that the folded corners line up and create a cool pattern, as shown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete your card as desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you made any projects with the chevron technique? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the whitewashing technique using an aqua painter and the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25″

Tools:
Embossing powder, Versamark, heat tool
White craft ink refill
Aqua painter
Shimmer paint
Sponge dauber
Take Your Pick tool

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Once you’ve tried this technique, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you a really fun and simple card with the Harvest Hellos bundle. This is a really versatile bundle that is good for all kinds of projects – not just Halloween!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper: 3 x 5.25″
Plus scraps of coloured cardstock to make the pumpkins

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Have you made a card or other project with Harvest Hellos? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to do the Emboss Resist technique with another autumn-themed card.

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
White cardstock: 3 x 5.25″

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Once you’ve tried the emboss resist technique, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Hello Stampers!
For my regular readers, you may recall that a few weeks ago, I asked you to vote for my card in Kylie’s International Highlights competition. Well, I’m absolutely tickled to say that I placed in the top ten! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. If you missed it, here is the link to the card I used for the entry.

As a Top Ten winner, we are invited to participate in a separate blog hop and that is what I am sharing with you today. I am honored to participate in this blog hop with so many creative and dedicated Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, and grateful to Kylie Bertucci for hosting this monthly event!

If you’ve come to this post by way of the blog hop, Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. There is a link at the bottom of this post to view all of the other winners – I just know you’ll want to see what they’ve been creating too.

The card I’m sharing today uses the beautiful Come Sail Away suite, and one of my favourite things – a fancy fold. This fold is called a centre panel easel. It’s quite easy and fun to create! Start by creating your cardbase as usual, measuring 8.5 x 5.5″. Score in the centre, then line up your cardstock in your trimmer at 1.5″ and cut from the edge of the card only to that centre score line. Do the same on the other side; now you have created three flaps on the front of your card.

To add the scoreline on your centre flap, line up your cardstock with the centre score line at 2″ and score only the centre flap. Here’s the visual:

Use adhesive to attach the side flaps to your cardbase – these panels don’t need to open.

Here’s how the card looks when it’s closed.

I have decorated the side panels with 4-1/8 x 1-3/8″ strips of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, while the two centre panels have pieces measuring 2-3/8 x 2-1/8″ and 2-3/8 x 1-7/8″. Then I stamped and die-cut some images with the Sailing Home bundle to embellish the card. I even added the Sail Away trinkets and the Baker’s Twine that co-ordinates with this suite. I don’t know why, but I just love using the Take Your Pick tool to fray the ends of that twine – to me, it looks so much more like old, worn rope when I do that!

On the bottom, I used Dimensionals to raise the sentiment so that the easel would stay in place. I really love the look of the finished card, especially the stamped images. The Sailing Home stamp set uses the Distinktive texture, which really adds dimension and realism to the images.

I sure hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks again for stopping by today! Leave a comment below to let me know what you think, and how you found me. If you’re in Canada and feel inspired by this project, you can visit my online store to buy any of the products I used – just check out the product list below.

And be sure to check out the other amazing projects in today’s blog hop!

 

Happy Stampin’!

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